NORWALK, Connecticut, February 27, 2019 — Norwalk Hospital earned an America’s Best Hospitals™ 2019 recognition by Healthgrades® for the second consecutive year. This means that Norwalk Hospital is one of the top 250 hospitals in the United States because of superior clinical outcomes for common inpatient conditions and procedures. This achievement places Norwalk Hospital in the top five percent of all hospitals in the country. Norwalk Hospital is the only hospital in Fairfield County, Connecticut to earn this recognition.
Healthgrades is a leading organization that provides information about physicians and hospitals to consumers. Healthgrades determines a top hospital based on clinical quality outcomes for 32 conditions and procedures. According to Healthgrades, a hospital identified as one of America’s Best Hospitals: “outperformed their peers in treating a core group of conditions that account for more than 80 percent of mortalities in areas evaluated, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, respiratory failure, sepsis, and stroke.” Also according to Healthgrades, at a hospital that meets America’s Best Hospitals criteria, patients are statistically more likely to have successful outcomes compared to other hospitals.
“We are thrilled that our commitment to providing the highest quality care so our patients have excellent outcomes has earned Norwalk Hospital an America’s Best Hospitals recognition,” said Peter R. Cordeau, MBA, BSN, RN, president of Norwalk Hospital. “Congratulations to our exceptional, caring clinical and administration staff who come to work every day devoted to making our patients and their families’ lives better.”
Norwalk Hospital has been rooted in the Norwalk community for more than 125 years. The hospital has grown to ensure that residents in Fairfield County have access to the latest technology, treatments, programs, and care teams. In addition to this year’s America’s Best Hospitals Award, Norwalk Hospital has earned the following recent recognitions by Healthgrades:
- 2019, 2018, 2017 — America’s Best Hospitals for Pulmonary Care Award: Superior clinical outcomes in treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and pneumonia
- 2019 — Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award: Superior clinical outcomes in colorectal surgeries, gallbladder removal, esophageal/stomach surgeries, small intestine surgeries and treating bowel obstruction, gastrointestinal bleeds, and pancreatitis
- 2019 — Stroke Care Excellence Award: Superior clinical outcomes in the care and treatment of stroke
- 2018 — America’s Best Hospitals Award: Top five percent in the nation for consistently delivering clinical quality
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Amy Forni, Manager, Public Relations